Why are you seeking therapy?
We all go through difficult times in life, regardless of who we are, where we've been, or what we do. And with the advent of Covid, it seems even harder to get our bearings or feel like we can connect to one another. Here's the deal: I believe that therapy can help us regain that sense of connection and provide us with some much needed support and encouragement to get through whatever it is that life has decided to throw our way. More importantly, I believe that therapy can strengthen and increase our self-esteem which seems to be continually knocked down by social media, relationships, and life in general.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. As your therapist, we will work together to help bridge the gap of where you are and where you want to be. I believe therapy is a partnership that has to be a good fit for YOU. I want to provide a place for you to be yourself and help dial down the noise so that you can begin figuring things out. Sometimes I think that's all we need to help us resolve what we're going through.
Almost everyone in California was in some way impacted by the pandemic, and this was especially true when it came to how we delivered mental health care. Telehealth became a lifeline during the shut-down and, over time, became my preferred method of providing therapy. Telehealth can be a fit for almost anyone who is looking for emotional support, and research has shown it is equally as effective as in-person therapy across a range of modalities (e.g., video-conference, phone, text) and mental health concerns (e.g., depression, anxiety). Virtual sessions offer advantages over traditional therapy: people feel more comfortable in their own settings, commuting and parking anxiety is eliminated, and there's more flexibility with appointments. As a licensed mental health professionals, I am required to follow licensing regulations, state laws, and HIPAA regulations that ensure security and confidentiality. As a Telehealth clinician, I have a signed HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA) with Zoom that protects my clients' personal health information in accordance with HIPAA guidelines. I also follow the Telehealth best-practices guideline established by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association.
Christine Kreger MA LMFT ATR
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist MFC #98448
Registered Art Therapist ATCB #16-347
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